Which Century?

Rob-Portrait351Those of you who get the Woodworker’s Journal print magazine will know by now that we put a Mid-Century Modern-inspired project on the cover of our September/October issue: a tidy little nightstand made from walnut with painted drawer faces. The response has been interesting to me … especially as I am a biological product from right in the middle of the 20th century.

Personally, I am a fan of that style of furniture … perhaps it was imprinted on me in my crib. My wife (of the same vintage) thinks it is just ugly. (Don’t hold back, honey; tell me what you really think!) Personal aesthetics is like that,  beauty being in the eye of the beholder — as we have been told. But, so far, there seems to be no middle ground when it comes to this little project. It’s love at first sight, or a despised dismissal.

Wherever you find yourself in this regard, rest assured that we will have another project in another style in the next issue.

That is just how we roll!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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